Ohkay, so I'm taking a breath from screaming and crying. Stephenie JUST posted the news!

'Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz:

I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz

I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph'

YES! OHMYGOD, THANK YOU!

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Tags: black, is, jacob, lautner, moon, new, taylor, twiligh

Comment by Michelle~ on January 7, 2009 at 4:31pm
YAY that is awesome news!!!
Comment by lolol . on January 7, 2009 at 4:32pm
I KNOW ! i am so happy .
Comment by Alison Genet on January 7, 2009 at 4:36pm
YEAHHHHHHH Let's celebrate with a dance shall we...

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Comment by Nicholas Cullen on January 7, 2009 at 4:48pm
OMG YESSS!!!!
Comment by laura on January 7, 2009 at 4:58pm
YES!!! I'm SO happy and relieved!
Comment by Melissa (Missy) J. on January 7, 2009 at 5:00pm
YAY!!! i was about to go crazy waiting for that news! haha in your face Copon or however u spell your name
Comment by Erika on January 7, 2009 at 5:10pm
*tear* *tear* haha
im just so glad and relieved by these news!!!
Comment by Amber Pederson on January 7, 2009 at 5:26pm
Oh my gosh, me too. This is... This is amazing... The minute I get a job (which should hopefully be THIS month because I'm going to start looking HARD now), I'm saving up money and going to a NM PREMIERE! That is my motivation. I am going to meet this kid up-close and I am going to tell him how much we all appreciate him because he just deserves it!
Comment by Aimee on January 7, 2009 at 7:28pm
Wow! Way to go Taylor! And, wow, can those Cullen B-Boys dance!
Comment by Nev on January 7, 2009 at 7:33pm
you made my day after 4 hours of lecture ... yayyyy ... ps love the breaking

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